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Pulled muscle cost him $6,000. What would it cost you?

Richard Sankovich paid more than a year’s worth of monthly premiums for two hours of care

“Low-cost” health insurance plans can end up costing consumers more in the long run

“Consumers need to be educated that for each procedure offered in a hospital, it’s time to ask, ‘Why do I need that?’ and ‘How much is this going to cost?’ ”

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Russell Stover makes way for more snacks

Lindt & Sprüngli, the Swiss chocolate maker that bought Kansas City-based Russell Stover in 2014, reported half-year financial results on Friday. It said it is changing Russell Stover’s product line and promotions strategy.

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S&P 500 sets another record

The Standard & Poor’s 500 index rose 9.86, or 0.46 percent, to 2,175.03. The Dow Jones industrial average rose 53.62, or 0.29 percent, to 18,570.85. The Nasdaq composite rose 26.26, or 0.52 percent, to 5,100.16.

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Pik-achoo! Don’t hunt Pokémon in area hospitals

Playing Pokémon Go, the smartphone app game that lets users hunt for the virtual creatures in the real world, poses a real risk to patients, visitors and employees, according to a memo sent to employees of University of Kansas Hospital. Other hospitals and health care centers agree.

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Highwoods sells two of its remaining Kansas City properties

Highwoods Properties, former owner of Kansas City’s Country Club Plaza, has sold two of the four Plaza area office buildings that weren’t included in the retail center’s sale. Price Brothers Development Co. bought the office building at 801 W. 47th St. Stanton Road Capital LLC bought the building at 4600 Madison Ave.

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Veolia plant goes 'green' in downtown Kansas City

Veolia, a company that provides heating and cooling to many buildings in downtown Kansas City, will stop using coal and use solely natural gas to power its plant at First and Grand.
Diane Stafford dstafford@kcstar.com
Veolia plant goes 'green' in downtown Kansas City 1:03

Veolia plant goes 'green' in downtown Kansas City

Kansas names director of drones 2:37

Kansas names director of drones

Heart to Heart sends mobile medical unit to Republican National Convention 2:08

Heart to Heart sends mobile medical unit to Republican National Convention

Starship Tech delivery bot rolls through KC 1:48

Starship Tech delivery bot rolls through KC